Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop

MODERATE 420 reviews
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Big Park to Bell Rock Pathway Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

Directions from the South Gateway Visitor Center: Go 1 mile north to Bell Rock parking area on your right. This takes you to the south trailhead.

1 month ago

Loved! Very scenic, a little crowded in am. Parking is pretty good if you get there early.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing day. !

1 month ago

Trail ran in counterclockwise. This is a keeper. Great views. The portion by the road is loud and crowded but it’s short. Perfect morning.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail for casual walkers or novice hikers. The dramatic close-up views of Courthouse and Bell rock formations make this a thoroughly enjoyable scenic experience, but seasoned hikers will want something more technical and demanding. Still, it is almost a 'must-do' when in Sedona, since these rock formations are so iconic. Expect large crowds, especially at Bell Rock itself.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great easy hike.....beautiful views —mountain bikers would love this easy loop

2 months ago

Amazing hike! Sedona is so beautiful!

2 months ago

My first trail while I was in Sedona...the sights were incredible to see from above.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy. Good views.

hiking
3 months ago

Not a bad trail, especially for just a quick beginner hike in Sedona to be able to enjoy the area's beauty without having to go out too far or push yourself much. Had a good time, but I personally aim to be challenged on a trail so not my favorite. Good if you just want to get out into nature or take your dog or kids.

hiking
4 months ago

easy hike. The first third of the trail is a tad too close to the highway for my liking, but after that the noise and traffic views subside.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike, easy to do with the kids.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail hiking , scenic views ,I kept saying Wow all day out there , only downer was
Lots of traffic , bikers , hikers etc

4 months ago

beautiful and easy to navigate.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great hike, beautiful views!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a fantastic trail to take off you want to see the beautiful red rocks of Sedona but avoid a lot of crowds. It's the perfect sampling of some major sites and is great for getting yourself oriented to the area!

hiking
5 months ago

Great easy trail. Seems simple from the map but it offers great views and is good for running.

6 months ago

Very challenging!! We got to a point where we couldn't tell where the trail was and had to turn around before finishing we think. This trail is very slippery , steep, and the rocks are very loose. I hope the Park Rangers will be able to make clearer paths or have more trail arrow signs for direction here or It looked like a lot of people today could have been or were walking off the trail. Had a awesome breeze today tho and was 77 degrees.

6 months ago

Excellent hike. Even though there are a lot of hikers on the trail, you can find your own space. Incredible views.

6 months ago

Very easy trail. Can easily chose to go off and do harder paths or longer excursions.

hiking
7 months ago

10/10 most fun hike we did in Sedona! Go off trails and do some rock climbing!

7 months ago

just do it.

7 months ago

many side loop options. loved it.
easy trek. great photo opportunities.

8 months ago

Plenty of room to wander

8 months ago

Plenty of room for the wander..

hiking
9 months ago

Ike's to the smaller rock formation with Bell Rock as the back drop. Great views.

10 months ago

Beautiful scenery, a true desert experience. However, I would not agree with the kid friendly. Yes, we completed and no one got hurt, but it was not exactly exciting for a 5 year old. Would be better after monsoon season when the water features aren't bone-dry, but on a hot day with little to no shade, it was a stretch.

hiking
11 months ago

A picturesque trail that was pretty much all to ourselves today.

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